#110: Knitting & Stitching Show 2023

Check Your Thread
Check Your Thread
#110: Knitting & Stitching Show 2023

How much is the mainstream sewing industry adopting a sustainability mindset these days? I went to the Knitting & Stitching show in London at the beginning of Oct 2023 to investigate. I tried to unearth any ethical and eco-minded motivations among the commerce taking place. So come with me and listen to the conversations I had and the conclusions I came to…

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Spending the day with my pal Catherine (@kittyandthetiger on Instagram)

Catherine and I attended the Knitting & Stitching show at Alexandra Palace in London in October 2023. 

I spoke to Jen Hogg who designs and sells sewing and knitting tools via her website, Etsy and through other retailers. Find Jen on Instagram @jenerates

Her most popular products are the seam circles and the silicon hot hemmer. 

Image source: Jenerates

Find the Stash Hub app on their website, on IG @stash_hub, or in your smart phone’s app store. 

You can catch up on all Yvettes ‘Stash Chats’ on YouTube, including one with me!

Lauren Tedstone was a contestant in the 2023 series of The Great British Sewing Bee. You can follow her on Instagram @madebylaurentedstone.  

Lauren introduced me to the Mimiquins custom mannequins and their creators. I then spoke to Jaire, one of the co-founders of the brand. 

Image source: Mimiquins

I bumped into Tanya from Bornella Fabrics who told me about her recent participation in a Street Stitching event.

Image source: Street Stitching

Louise from Ethel & Joan told me about her newest button, pin holder and jewellery designs. Find Louise’s business, Ethel & Joan, on her website, Etsy shop and IG @ethelandjoan

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